JV volleyball goes 3-2 over the course of four days

JV volleyball goes 3-2 over the course of four days

After a tough game against Grand Rapids Christian last week, JV volleyball looked to bounce back. It did, of course, and the girls won two straight games in a tournament at West Ottawa.

The team first faced off against Holland. The girls dominated this game, winning in two sets. After struggling last week with errors, they fixed that issue in this game. Their passing was exceptional, as they kept it very solid and racked up points. Angela Yang stepped in as a libero, due to the fact that the other liberos were either injured or sick. Angela played amazing the whole day; she really helped the team out in a positive way.

Next, the team played against Traverse City West. This time, the opponents were able to keep it very close the whole game. However, the Rangers ended up pulling away and winning in two sets. They won the first game 25-21 and the second 25-23.

“This was a close game, but we stayed cool under pressure and we let the other team make mistakes,” Head Coach Kendra Zwart said.

Some of the biggest parts of the West Ottawa game were Tz Cumbo Nacheli and Meredith Bethea, who were able to play aggressively and make outstanding plays.

For the third game of the day, the girls faced off against a sound Jenison squad. In this game, they lost in two sets by scores 25-18 in both. Maggie Snieder played a stellar game despite the loss with very solid blocking as well. Defensively, the girl had issues; they were not able to keep the ball off the ground.

In the last game of the day, the Rangers battled it out against Grandville. In the first set, they lost 25-12. Overall, they made too many errors. In the second set, they were able to get closer but they still lost 25-22. Mia Stibits had some great swings in this game. Overall, on the day, coach Zwart was pretty happy.

“Our offense could have been a little better,” coach Zwart said. “Our serve receive was very consistent.”

On Tuesday, FHC played East Grand Rapids. After a couple of days of practice, the girls were able to fix their weaknesses and win both sets. The first set was close but the Rangers won 25-22 and the second set 25-20.  Tz and Meredith once again had stable hits this game, increasing the success for the Rangers.

“The team played well and it was great to beat East,” Maggie Sneider said.

Next for the Rangers is Northview. They will be playing at home and they’re looking forwards to playing on the same hardwood they practice on.